Blog-o-wrimo?

Monday, October 31, 2016

For a long, long time, as I might have mentioned elsewhere in this blog, I concentrated my creative energy on words and writing.  So it's a little ironic that I'm SO BAD about neglecting my blog.  Seriously, every time I sit down to write a blog post, I get nervous and I clam up, and I start sounding like some fusty academic. It's because it's a different kind of writing than I used to do; blogging is its own animal entirely, and it's a lot different than writing stories. There's the challenge of being informative while entertaining, and most of all, of sounding like you know what you're doing.

One thing I loved when I was writing ficton was a thing called NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month.  It's a lot bigger now than national, though.  It's a crazy, world-wide writing frenzy, where writers commit to putting down 50,000 words of a novel in one month.  The emphasis is on quantity, rather than quality, the idea being that you can go back to edit and polish later, once the frenzy is over. 

November's a busy time in the crafting and selling world, though, so I can't participate in NaNo the way I used to.  But I thought it might make as good a prompt as any to make blogging more of a habit for me, less of a hand-wringing, "that's-not-good-enough" exercise in insecurity.  

So for November, I'll be committing to posting an average of 5 blog posts a week.  They might not be great blog posts, but by golly, they'll be posted. 

Wanna join me?  Post the URL to your blog in the comments below so I can check yours out, too!

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